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Pyramids Road Barrel Ferment Chardonnay 2018 – Combines the Complexity of Wild Ferment with a Streak of Green Fruit and a Touch of Oak

Pyramids Road, Barrel Ferment Chardonnay 2018, Granite Belt, Queensland, Australia , Wine Casual

Pyramids Road, Barrel Ferment Chardonnay 2018, Granite Belt, Queensland, Australia

Tasting Note: A wild-ferment chardonnay that combines the complexity of wild ferment with a streak of green fruit and a touch of oak.

Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, pear, vanilla baking spice and quince.

On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied chardonnay has a creamy texture with a tart, green-fruit streak running throughout the length of the taste.

The wine is medium-plus in acidity and completes with a long finish along with a bit of lemon citrus.

Only 4 barrels made.

Bottle Note: The fruit used to produce this wine was sourced from Bungawarra Wines in Ballandean. The grapes were pressed and then the juice was separated into small individual ferments. 50% wild yeast and 50% malolactic fermentation. Four barrels in total, two new French, one second fill French and one older French barrel. Nine months on lees, stirred regularly for the first few months had added layers of texture and flavor. A full, rich, complex style made for lovers of chardonnay. Pyramids Road runs through Girraween National Park in southeast Queensland’s Granite Belt. The park features a range of natural wonders including two huge granite outcrops known as “The Pyramids.”

Rating: 94 points
Price: $40 AUD
Alcohol: 14%
Tasted: Pyramids Road Wines Tasting Room, Wyberba, Queensland, Australia
Tasting Date: October 8, 2019

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